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Johnathan Freeman, a current NIU sophomore, participated in multiple events during Sophomore Days of Service (SDOS). In February, he spent some of his free time volunteering at Campus Child Care and Communiversity Gardens. As a result of his commitment to serving his community, Johnathan was selected to receive this year’s SDOS Second-Year Service Scholarship. Johnathan...
NIU’s Campus Child Care and the Child Development Lab are merging to become the Child Development and Family Center. The merger means more child care options for NIU students, faculty and staff beginning this summer. Expanded infant care options will be available all year long. Previously, infant care was only available at Campus Child Care...
Student-parents Destiny Engels (left) and Heather Theissing study in the North Corner Room of Campus Child Care while their sons, Randal and Jeremiah, play.
Lisa Hackney, a junior studying nutrition sciences, commutes to NIU each day from rural Freeport. Despite the 70-minute drives every morning and every afternoon, the sun in her eyes both ways, she’s rocking straight A’s this semester – and her son Sawyer, who turns 4 in December, is along for the ride. Hackney attributes some...
NIU Campus Child Care welcomed a new “Grounds for Play” climbing structure May 21. The structure was purchased with funds awarded from the Illinois Quality Counts Grant and the DeKalb County Community Foundation Community Needs Grant. Campus Child Care has been in operation for more than 30 years, with 15 of those years in their...
NIU football players read to children.
Campus Child Care will celebrate the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child, scheduled from Sunday, April 6, through Saturday, April 12. Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank adults involved in their education and care. Parents, teachers, caregivers...
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NIU’s Campus Child Care Center will host a Scholastic Book Fair during the week of March 24. Funds raised will help purchase books and materials for the center’s classrooms. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. The book fair will be open from 8...
Story Laboratory
NIU’s Campus Child Care Center will host a Scholastic Book Fair from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29. Funds raised will help purchase books and equipment for center classrooms. Students, faculty and members of the community are invited to attend this fundraising event which helps inspire children to become...
Katie Seelinger and her family at Take Back the Night 2010.
When Katie Seelinger and her husband made the decision to study at NIU, she wanted to become a doctor. As she began working toward this goal, her courses followed the expected path, touching on important aspects of biology, chemistry and anatomy. That trail was diverted the day Seelinger discovered the Women’s Studies Program. While browsing...
Melanie Thompson
Every day provides a new opportunity to make a decision that will have a positive influence in the life of a student. It’s a philosophy that motivates Melanie Tucker Thompson, recently appointed as acting assistant vice president for Student Services. “The departments that I am leading reach the lives of thousands of students, starting from...
Children's Book Fair
NIU’s Campus Child Care will hold its annual Children’s Book Fair during the week of March 26. The book fair will be held at the center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 26, through Thursday, March 29, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 30. All are invited to come and...
Photo of young girl reading book
NIU’s Campus Child Care Center will hold its annual Children’s Book Fair during the week of Nov. 8. The fair will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, through Thursday, Nov. 11, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Come and browse through this wide selection with multiple copies of...